"Whittle Light-Pink Tea" rose Description
Photo courtesy of Patricia Routley
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Light pink. Plum-coloured buds. None to mild fragrance. Large, double (17-25 petals) bloom form. Blooms in flushes throughout the season.
Medium, upright. Blue-green foliage.
Height of 39" to 4' (100 to 120 cm). Width of up to 2' (up to 60 cm).
USDA zone 6b through 9b (default). Disease susceptibility: susceptible to blackspot .
Doesn’t seem to set hips.
"Whittle Light Pink Tea" is a study name for this rose, which appeared in the collection of The Huntington
See also photos in 'Hovyn de Tronchère' which are also possibly “Lady Mary Fitzwilliam - in commerce as”.
Possible identifications yet to be considered
‘Capitaine Christy’. Too many gardens growing both roses for this to be considered (Brooklyn, Cartwright, Cranford, Red Rose Ridge, and The Friends of Vintage)
‘Hovyn de Tronchère’ Does not match historical descriptions.
‘Lady Alice Stanley’. Seems to have a deeper center and Peter Beales grew both roses.
‘Mrs. Wakefield Christie-Miller’. Has a much deeper reverse.